Staff Report

Local business owners interested in the value of exporting their products can attend “Complying with U.S. Export Controls” from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at Hotel Corque in Solvang. 

The seminar is hosted by Megan Cullen of the Southern California District Export Council. Speakers will talk about various aspects of exporting, including an overview of export regulations, integrating export rules into daily business processes, and understanding what regulations cover and don’t cover. 

“This is a unique opportunity for Santa Barbara County exporters. It is the most in-depth event covering export regulation compliance given in the county,” Cullen said. 

Cullen is a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) and has worked in international trade, sales and marketing for more than 25 years. The Solvang resident is a member of the Southern California District Export Council and is passionate about helping local businesses grow. 

“I believe this seminar will be a valuable opportunity for attendees to expand their knowledge on how to properly maintain export compliance and, more importantly, how to stay out of trouble,” Cullen added. 

The speakers will discuss export licensing, export sanctions and resources available to local businesses. There will be a Q and A session at the end of the session. 

This event is sponsored by the Solvang Chamber of Commerce, EconAlliance, Economic Development Collaborative and Global Trade. 

To learn more or register, visit